CHI07LA249
CHI07LA249

On July 8, 2007, about 1100 central daylight time, a Cessna C-177, N2292Y, piloted by a private pilot, sustained substantial damage during a hard landing following an aborted takeoff from the Voyager Village Airstrip, Webster, Wisconsin. The 14 CFR Part 91 personal flight was operating in visual meteorological conditions without a flight plan. No injuries were reported. The flight was originating at the time of the accident and the intended destination was the Menominee Municipal Airport, Menominee, Wisconsin.

The pilot reported that the run-up, takeoff roll, and lift-off were normal. He stated that upon reaching a height about equal to the surrounding trees, the airplane settled due to a "loss of full power, wind condition or some other factor." He stated that he pulled power and executed a hard landing near the end of the runway. He did not report the direction used for the takeoff. The pilot reported that witnesses on a nearby golf course said that the airplane did not sound right.

The accident was not initially reported by the pilot. The Federal Aviation Administration became aware of the accident through other sources and notified the National Transportation Safety Board on August 1, 2007. The pilot provided a statement regarding the accident dated August 13, 2007.

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